The most comprehensive anthology in its field, the second edition of Making a Difference builds on the solid literary foundation established in the original landmark volume. Featuring a blend of Canadian poetry and short fiction, this anthology examines on cultural differences through the work of 70 writers representing a diverse range of Native and ethnic backgrounds. The result is a rich survey that celebrates the unique cultural heritage of Canadian literature and the multiplicity of this country's cultural spectrum.
For this second edition, Making a Difference editor Smaro Kamboureli thoroughly reconsidered the table of contents and introduced over thirty-five authors, many of them seldom anthologized elsewhere, to the already extensive collection of established writers. These additions bring the collection up to date. By combining established classics with writings that seldom appear in similar anthologies, this unique collection stands as the most engaging and comprehensive in the market.
Smaro Kamboureli is Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Canadian Litarature at the School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph. She is also the author of Scandalous Bodies: Diasporic Literature in English Canada, for which she won the Gabrielle Roy Award for Canadian Criticism.